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Conway's Law

Mel Conway: In 1967 I submitted a paper called How Do Committees Invent? to the Harvard Business Review. HBR rejected it on the grounds that I had not proved my thesis. I then submitted it to Datamation, the major IT magazine at that time, which published it April 1968. The text of the paper is here.
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Conway's Law Revisited: Successfully Aligning Enterprise Architecture

David M. Dikel, David Kane: For investments in enterprise architecture to pay off, they must be based on a clear understanding of the organization. Whatever approach you choose to implement your enterprise strategy, an understanding of Conway's Law can help to make your alignment efforts successful.
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How do Committees Invent?

Conway's Law: Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce system which are copies of the communication structures of these organizations. Conway, M.E. Datamation, (14) 4, April 1968. pp28-31.
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Conway's Law Revisited: Successfully Aligning Enterprise Architecture

For investments in enterprise architecture to pay off, they must be based on a clear understanding of the organization. Whatever approach you choose to implement your enterprise strategy, an understanding of Conway's Law can help to make your alignment efforts successful.
- Enterprise Architecture - Conway's Law -

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